European Intervention Initiative: The Big Easy
The French president’s brainchild shapes up as primarily a military-to-military “strategic workshop,” not intended to become a separate intervention force.
What Merkel Needs to Do to Save Her Chancellorship
After 13 years in power, Angela Merkel’s authority is crumbling.
Toward a “New Ostpolitik“?
Rather than making overtures to the Kremlin, German foreign minister Heiko Maas pushes for more cooperation with Central Europe.
A Controversial Visit
Improving German-Turkish relations hinges on Turkey’s government reversing its slide into authoritarianism.
Angela Merkel’s Coalition Squabbles Boost AfD
After weeks of quarreling, Germany’s coalition parties are hemorrhaging support.
The Salzburg Shuffle
EU leaders had hoped to make progress on Brexit and migration, but they left the Salzburg summit with little to show for on both fronts.
Merkel’s coalition has agreed a shaky compromise over a controversial spy chief.
All Eyes on Orbán
The European Parliament’s censure of Viktor Orbán could spark a political realignment that creates the most powerful far-right movement in Europe since 1945.
Is there a power struggle at the heart of Germany’s government?
Sweden’s centrist parties are facing difficult coalition negotiations after failing to win a majority in Sunday’s election. The far-right, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, meanwhile, surged …
Manfred Weber’s Balancing Act
The CSU politician is bidding to unite Angela Merkel’s center-right and Viktor Orbán’s hard-right strands of conservatism.
Us and U.S.?
Not all in Europe want to be a “counterweight” to Donald Trump’s United States.
Lessons from Chemnitz
Why right-wing extremism is particularly strong in Saxony.
Europe by Numbers: Refugees, Elsewhere
This past summer, refugee policy was once again at the top of Germany’s political agenda. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government nearly collapsed in June when …
Stuck in a Holding Pattern
The German defense debate is backsliding, and there’s still no common understanding of what the country wants to achieve with its military. A wakeup …
The Long Road to Readiness
Germany is starting a long-overdue overhaul of its armed forces that will take more than a decade to implement. Staying the course and funding …